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How to fix broken height adjustment casters on a shelf?

I removed some shelving from a closet, in order to replace the carpet. I did not realize at the time, but this shelving had a rather nice angle adjustment system - you can pop off a plastic piece, and ...
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I'm using a biscuit joiner and my butt joints are about 1/16 off. Am I doing something wrong?

I feel like I'm using the joiner right -- making, say, an inverted U, I: set up my reference marks on both pieces so they match clamping the sides to my work bench and aligning the biscuit joiner ...
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shelf support removal

I want to remove this shelf support in my office. It doesn't move with bare hands at least. I think I need to somehow remove the small round thing that is adjacent to the wall mount. My next action ...
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Maximum weight on a brick wall (not brackets)

I’m looking to put up about 14 metres of bookshelves (5 separate shelves between 1.2metres and 3.5 metres) on a wall (brick wall/masonry) built in the 50s using approx 32 strong brackets in the attic (...
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Interior wall appears to have missing stud. What's going on?

I'm mounting some simple Rubbermaid-type shelves to the wall. (One upright track is affixed to each stud, and brackets are used to attach each shelf to the uprights.) The wall is typical interior ...
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How can I remove these shelves without damaging the drywall?

It looks like these shelves are mounted onto the wall, but I don’t know how. There are no visible screws so I can’t figure out how to get the shelves off. I’m assuming they are hidden on the inside, ...
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Specialty screws for reinforcing wooden shelf supported by pins

This is a 6 foot tall MDF + Veneer shelf unit. Adjustable shelves with pin holes. Most are supported as shown. The shelf I am remounting uses screws in the pinhole and the dovetailed inserts in the ...
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Why is my floating shelf falling forward? [duplicate]

Here's what the shelf looks like: I tried putting two screws in the wall but when I hang it on keeps falling forward, like it's too top heavy...The screws are quite firmly in there but the shelf just ...
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Floating shelves in alcove - one side kitchen cabinet

I have an alcove I want to install some floating shelves in. However, one side of the alcove is formed of a kitchen cabinet, while the rear and the other side is plaster board (although with studs). ...
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Wood glue sufficient to repair separated shelf?

My home has a 17” x 36” x 1” shelf that appears to have only been secured by glue to the surface above it. It’s separated slightly but hasn’t moved much in 2 years: The shelf has extra bracing wood ...
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Why are the holes offset slightly one one side of my shelf bracket? Which way should it go up?

I bought some shelf brackets. They are the same length on both sides, and both sides have three screw holes. However the screw holes on one of the sides are not in a straight line. Here's 2 photos: ...
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How can I counterbalance a shelving cabinet with a rearward weight bias to prevent tipping? [closed]

I will add drawing soon, but I have and old stand up piano brass back with all the strings. I was going to bolt that to the back of the shelves but obviously it will make it very back heavy. I am ...
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What is this grill-like thing on my chain link fence?

New house, just found this in far backyard, behind a tree and under a jungle of vine weeds I ripped out. Seems like an odd place. What might it be, or used for?
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Top-hang or traditional twin-slot shelves for books?

We want to hang bookshelves on a wall that's about 2.2m high by 3.8m wide. We are considering a twin-slot system, for example by Elfa. But even within that choice, there are options, specifically ...
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Is it a bad idea to install a book shelf system on drywall?

I've got a shelf system that I would like to install on a wall in my living room that's made out of drywall, and was wondering whether the wall would be able to hold the shelves and contents. The ...
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How to install kitchen shelves in a wall which conceals a pocket door?

What are methods to install kitchen shelves on a wall behind which is the cavity for a pocket door? There are a few studs in the cavity but I'm not sure if they are thin studs and if they would be ...
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Floor to ceiling bookshelf design: anything missing? okay to use MDF?

Novice here. Building a book shelf along the full wall and floor-to-ceiling of my basement. Made up some plans, since I couldn't find any that really matched. Wondering a few things. Am I missing ...
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Floor-to-ceiling bookshelf before or after carpet?

Building a built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in a room in the basement (~7'10" tall). I've read a lot of differing opinions on whether to build the bookshelf first or put the carpet in first. ...
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What's the best way to hang frames and shelves on plaster walls?

I live in an old house (about 90 years old) with plaster walls. I have all kinds of trouble hanging things up in the plaster, so I mostly just use 3-M Command strips whenever possible. But there are a ...
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Snowboard Storage

I want to store my snowboard as follows: Put 4 x 12" rods straight out from the wall, only 1" from the ceiling Slide board onto rods, underside of board along the ceiling (bindings down ...
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Can these walls support bookshelves?

We are trying to add bookshelves onto our apartment wall; specifically, elfa system shelves (site is in Swedish, but I'm sure you can get the gist based on the photos). However, we are somewhat ...
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Prevent sagging shelves in alcove

We're building some shelves to fit in an alcove next to our fireplace, and so we built 4 frames using 1x2s for the front and back of the frame and 2x2s as the ladder support in the middle (each spaced ...
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What type of glass to use for shelves?

I have a cupboard that has glass items in it: I'm thinking it would be really cool if these were glass shelves. Is there a special type of glass for this? I'm thinking it's got to have some kind of ...
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How to fix gaps in shelf without a table saw?

I built this shelf for my office, I want to make it look as seamless as possible. I work with kids, only lightweight toys will go on this shelf. I was hoping some type of cover existed I could put ...
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What length bracket is required to hold 1.25" thick wood shelving with 11" depth?

I have heavy wood shelves about 1.25" thick and extend 11" from the wall, with differing lengths ranging from 34" to 100". I've noticed that even shelf brackets that are even 5-6&...
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Can I use shiplap for shelving?

I'm looking at different shelving options and I really like the look of this shiplap wood. I'd like to use it for shelving by connecting two of them together widthwise to make a shelf that is ...
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Elegant solution for wall mounted laptops holder [closed]

I'm looking for an elegant solution to mount laptop holders. I also looked at standard shelves with brackets, but for me it's not much of an elegance. I have 4 laptops to be displayed on the wall in 2 ...
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Better screws to mount shelving standards

I really REALLY love the John Sterling Fast Mount Shelving system. I use it all over my house. Presently I have been using #8 2-1/2" drywall Screws to attach the wall standards to the wall. As of ...
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How can I mitigate water contact with a 2x4 screwed into concrete floor?

In my unfinished basement I am going to be installing some cantilever shelving along the walls. Basically using 2x4's attached to the joists, with a carriage bolt, and to the floor... likely using a ...
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Mystery connector search

To fix a bookcase built by my dad who died last year, I am looking for the nylon or plastic connector that he used. They consist of a threaded dowel 3” by1/2” and threaded inserts 1”-wide insert for ...
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Why are cabinets / shelves not built into more walls?

I'm planning to build in-wall shelving and cabinetry into some of my walls. I understand how to do that from videos I've seen. After seeing how much more space they add and how useful they are, I am ...
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How can I fix a Ikea Kallax shelf door

I have an Ikea Kallax bookshelf which has these insert doors. I bumped the door and ripped it off. What would be a good way to fix it? It looks like this happened before 😅 From the other side Is ...
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What brand shelving is this?

I have some office shelving included in my new home, all of the labels were removed (looks nice, doesn't help me now)
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How to cover up a shelf that is too short for its brackets

I made a slight miscalculation when hanging some shelves. All three rows of shelves that I hung have brackets centered on every other stud. The wood I bought to lay on top of them is 8' long. When I ...
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LED strips on separate shelves

I just bought LED strips that works with Alexa, so if i want it to work must be connected to that exactly power source, i want to install it in 3 different shelves that are going to be separate but i ...
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Bathroom Shelving with Sliding Mirrors - Best method and weight limit?

https://imgur.com/R2Pxs0B https://imgur.com/1W11TL6 I'm wondering what might be the best method of installing 71" wide by 7.25" deep wood shelving that will be supporting 3 sliding mirrors (about 8 ...
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AAC (aka Aircrete, Thermalite) wall + IKEA ALGOT shelf weight load capacity

I got some IKEA Algot shelves tall uprights. The PDF manual can be found here. The installation instructions say: Hang the wall uprights from the mounting rail, correctly space them and then ...
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How plausible (and how hard) is it to modify a billy bookcase to fit a gable-end corner, floor-to-ceiling, with an impinging 45deg roof

I'd like to build a fitted bookcase into the corner of a gable end, such as in this mockup. Excuse the poor attempt, I've never used SketchUp before. Obviously they should show shelves/dividers etc ...
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Keeping a Threaded Pipe at 90 degrees

I recently demo'd a bathroom that was using a "rustic farmhouse" galvanized shelving unit. I took this unit off and was hoping to re-install. Ideally, the elbows would thread in so when they are ...
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Looking for a large pull-down hinge mechanism [closed]

I have a large skylight, and currently have a shelf installed in it for indoor seed-starting. I would like to turn it into a pull-down shelf. I have found a clever design for hinges that might work, ...
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How to hang stuff on wood paneling

Our house, built in 1951, has one room paneled in wood: When we bought the place, the home inspector opined that this was original to the house, and not the cheap 1970s stuff. Moreover, the house is ...
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How do you calculate the weight capacity of a shelf?

I have a shelf that is about 4 feet long 2 feet wide and 1 1/2 inch thick. I would like to place an item on it that weighs about 90 pounds. I want to know if it will hold that and I don't know how to ...
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Thickness of Acrylic for shelves with 39" span

I'm planning to mount acrylic shelves in front of a window. The shelves will be 10" deep and 39" long. I will be using brackets on both ends that run the full depth of the shelves. There will be no ...
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Shelving units anchored to drywall and metal studs - Load Bearing and Safety Concerns

We are interested in purchasing a residence that has a workshop attached to it. The owner has erected metal shelving units like those shown in the attached photos. The shelving units are anchored to ...
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How should I attach heavy floating shelves to hollow plasterboard walls?

I have the following shelves, intended to be floating shelves, that we want to attach to our kitchen walls. The walls are hollow plasterboard, with no studs where we want to put these shelves. They ...
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Help identifying the type of shelf support

please could someone help me identify the type of shelf support in the pic below. This is from a kitchen cabinet shelf, need to order some spares, but can't find anything that resembles it online. ...
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Built a shelf out of 2x4s but some braces do not meet, will they hold?

I paid someone else to build this basic shelf for me because i'm no carpenter, but i'm a little concerned about it's integrity because it will be holding aquariums. It's a frame of 2x4s with enough ...
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What's this metal thing in my wall where the studs should be, and how do I put a shelf on it?

I'm attempting to mount a shelving system (specifically, a Rubbermaid single-track adjustable shelf) to a wall and am running into something quite strange. Here's what I know: Studfinder appears to ...
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Are these screws adequate for securing a 304 stainless steel shelf bracket?

I have a bunch of 304 stainless steel shelf L brackets, they are thick brackets, ~6 gauge steel (5mm). They have 5 holes, long side has 3, and the short side has 2. All are 5mm in diameter, though ...
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How to mount 18mm MDF Shelves on plasterboard/drywall hollow wall (no studs)?

I have had some 18mm (0.7") MDF cut to make some shelving in an alcove between my shower room and main hallway. It's 18.5cm (7.2") deep by 196.5cm (77") long I have been considering the best way to ...

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